Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Engineers at The University of Texas at El Paso have proposed a low-cost, nickel-based material as a catalyst to help split water more cheaply and efficiently. Their inspiration? A desert succulent known as the prickly pear cactus. The material is described in a new paper in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. More […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists may make an ancient biological enzyme known as nickel-iron hydrogenase play a key role in producing hydrogen. Careful study of the enzyme has led chemists to design a synthetic molecule that mimics the hydrogen gas-producing chemical reaction performed by the enzyme. The team reported their findings in the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced a new method to convert waste plastic to fuel and raw materials that promises to help close the carbon cycle at mild temperature and with high yield. There’s a lot of potentially useful raw materials bound up in used face masks, grocery bags and food wrap. But it has […]

Ruhr-University Bochum scientists have demonstrated that cube-shaped cobalt oxide nanoparticles are more efficient than spherical ones. The new creates a path for the systematic design of cost-effective and efficient catalysts for green hydrogen. Previously researchers couldn’t determine whether spheres or cubes were the best. This has now changed following the development of a new method. […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have made real-time movies of copper nanoparticles as they evolve to convert carbon dioxide and water into renewable fuels and chemicals. Their new insights could help advance the next generation of solar fuels. The paper about the research has been published in the journal Nature. Since the 1970s, scientists have […]

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